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Ambitious Girl

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Ambitious Girl

By  Meena Harris , By (artist)  Marissa Valdez
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Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from Meena Harris, New York Times-bestselling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, which is based on a true story about her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her mother, Maya Harris.  When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as "too assertive" and "too ambitious," it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down. As Ambitious Girl says: No "too that" or "too this"will stop what's inside us from flowering.  

Meena Harris was born into a family of ambitious women whose legacy continues to inspire her. Meena herself is a lawyer and entrepreneur, as well as a New York Times-bestselling author. In 2017 she founded Phenomenal, a female-powered organization that brings awareness to social causes. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters.  Marissa Valdez grew up on the South Texas border, dreaming that one day she'd be drawing for her job. Marissa graduated with a BFA in Animation from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has worked as a preschool teacher, graphic designer and freelance illustrator since. Marissa hopes that her work encourages young girls to be ambitious and to dream big. She lives in Houston, Texas with her two ambitiously large cats. You can learn more about her at marissavaldez.com.

ISBN: 9780316229692

ISBN-10: 9780316229692

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 01/19/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/19/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 40

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural

Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Values & Virtues

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